Creamy mint chocolate cheesecake bar recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Creamy mint cheesecakes with a rich chocolate crust and homemade sweetened whipped cream! A festive dessert for St. Patrick's day festivities or any day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, Mint
Servings: 9 plus

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 C Oreo cookie crumbs* see notes
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter melted

Filling: 

  • 20 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint or mint extract
  • 2-3 drops Americolor Leaf Green food gel optional

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2 Tb powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment, leaving overhang on at least two sides. If necessary, binder clips may be used to hold the parchment in place. 
  • In a food processor, blend cookies until only fine crumbs remain. Add butter and blend until fully combined and all crumbs are moist. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan, creating an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes. 
  • In large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. With mixer running on low, slowly add sugar. Mix in sour cream, followed by eggs. Mix fully between each addition. Add extract and optional gel food color. Mix until just combined and all batter is tinted. Scrape bowl to be sure all batter is equally tinted and mixed well. Pour batter into prepared pan. If necessary, level off with an offset spatula. 
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until only the center is jiggly. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight. 
  • In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar and heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Chill until ready to use. 
  • Carefully remove cheesecake from pan, pulling up and outward on the parchment paper. Cut into desired sizes. 
  • Add a dollop of whipped cream and optional chocolate shavings prior to serving. 
  • Store remaining cheesecakes in the refrigerator. 

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 9-12.
*20 Original chocolate Oreo cookies with filling will yield 1 1/2 cups crumbs. Do not use Double Stuf Oreos for this recipe.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel